Majestic Theatre

Condercum Road,
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4

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Ian on June 13, 2014 at 11:11 am

A couple of shots of the shuttered building in 1998 after bingo had closed, the building was demolished not too long after. This was a very ornate and attractive theatre in its day, located in the wrong suburb.

MAJESTIC BENWELL – note that the fly-tower has been reduced in height by now.

MAJESTIC BENWELL – The main entrance door were particularly notable, being metal with ornamental lion heads on each.

HJHill on June 11, 2014 at 3:37 pm

Strictly speaking, the fly tower roof, having two pitches to it, was a mansard roof.

I’m intrigued by the box construction on the roof above the “Union Cinemas Majestic” sign in this 1937 shot. It isn’t there in the equivalent 1929 view.

A public services building with library, housing administration offices, etc is now on the site.